What It's Like Helping Kids With Homework

If you thought you'd never have to solve an algebra equation after graduating high school, you are neither alone nor correct. As parents, our children often call on us to help with their homework, varying in subjects from English to AP economics. And when they do, we become the confused and stressed kids we were not too long ago (minus the acne). Not sure what we're talking about? Here are all of the emotions parents experience when helping kids with their after-school assignments. Source: CBS

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You start off confident and ready to help.

You start off confident and ready to help.

After all, you were once an honor roll student. Source: FX

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Until it's time for math.
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Until it's time for math.

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And not just any math — Common Core math.

And not just any math — Common Core math.

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All of the sudden, it seems like you're reading a foreign language.
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All of the sudden, it seems like you're reading a foreign language.

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You tackle the problem, but you can't get the right answer.

You tackle the problem, but you can't get the right answer.

Source: BBC

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You work for what seems like hours and get nothing accomplished.

You work for what seems like hours and get nothing accomplished.

Source: HBO

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Eventually you and your tot are in tears.

Eventually you and your tot are in tears.

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For a moment, you consider homeschooling so you can teach things your way.
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For a moment, you consider homeschooling so you can teach things your way.

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But then, as if by some miracle, you arrive at the answer.

But then, as if by some miracle, you arrive at the answer.

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You and your child couldn't be happier.

You and your child couldn't be happier.

Source: NBC

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Until you realize you have 19 more problems to complete.

Until you realize you have 19 more problems to complete.

Source: NBC